In my experience often there is a silent thought that flashes through the mind before the emotion. If you can stop and be aware at the time of intense emotion, often the thought lingers for a bit. This offers a choice to keep the emotion or simply throw it out with the thought. After a little practice this gets easier. The next step is then to contemplate the source of the thought in the first place. It came from inside of you...your memory of something or a fear perhaps. Does it still serve you? Is your life better because of this memory or fear? Maybe meditate on the subject and release it? Warrior to Warrior, Eddie